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Jason Manford: A Different Stage – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Mel Duncan ’You’ll be out of here by 10 o’clock, eh – always good to know’ As a stand-up comedian, Jason Manford is no stranger to the Lowry. In fact, its home turf, and is always packed to the rafters with assorted friends, family and local supporters whenever the tour arrives. Given the venue’s very special place in Manford’s ...

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Andy Hockley as Grandpa Potts centre and The Cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Writer: Ian Fleming Book: Jeremy Sams Music &Lyrics: Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman Director: James Brining Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Comparisons with the much-loved, 1968 film of Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are inevitable, such is its place in the British public's hearts, thankfully, this West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the iconic children's classic will largely satisfy audiences ...

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Andy Hockley as Grandpa Potts centre and The Cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Music and Lyrics: The Sherman Brothers Choreographer: Stephen Mear Writer: Ian Fleming Director: James Brining Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald The classic tale of inventor Caractacus Potts' fantasmagorical machine, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, swoops into Edinburgh's Festival Theatre this October. However, this particular production of the classic tale fails to cast its spell over the audience. It is impossible not to enter ...

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The Producers – New Theatre Oxford

Director: Matthew White Music &Lyrics: Mel Brooks Book: Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Reviewer: Katy Roberts This stylish revival of Mel Brooks' 2001 musical looks great, sounds great, and is supported by a large cast with several strong performances. Unfortunately, with the musical's script dating from 1968 (when the film on which the show is based was released), the humour ...

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The Producers – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Music &Lyrics: Mel Brooks Book: Mel Brooks &Thomas Meehan Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Adapted by Mel Brooks from his own 1968 Oscar-winning movie, The Producers proves to be just as much a winner as it was when it first appeared on stage in 2001,accumulatingas it did a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards.This brand new production with a dream central ...

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The Producers – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Mel Brooks Music &Lyrics: Mel Brooks Director: Matthew White Musical Supervisor &Director : Andrew Hilton Choreographer: Lee Proud Reviewer: Sheila Stratford The Producers is based on Mel Brook's Academy Award winning motion picture of the same name. It has been a runaway success on Broadway and the in West End, winning 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards. From ...

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The Producers – Liverpool Empire

Music/Lyrics: Mel Brooks Book: Mel Brooks &Thomas Meehan Director: Matthew White Reviewer: John Roberts As opening night’s go, you couldn’t ask for a better reception than the one given to the cast of Mel Brooks’ The Producers as they landed in Liverpool for the week. Laughter radiated through the auditorium, a rapturous standing ovation received and even a show-stopping moment ...

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The Producers – Mayflower, Southampton

Composer and Lyricist: Mel Brooks Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Lloyd Perry   The Producers is unique both in content and style but what an absolute hit it is as a stage production.Taken from the book written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, the production is on tour and arrived at The Mayflower with a very well-known cast and a string ...

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